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A challenge for fiddly fingers.
Please watch the video and see how it works! Needed are only 5 Q-tips for each star. And no tools but your fingers. So start trying!
 
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Step 1: Bending

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Prepare all q tips by bending the to left and right , in a zig-zag way

Step 2: The easy part

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Take first Q-tip and lay it down on work surface. Lay second Q-tip over the top. Think of an "A" to determine direction.
weave through the third Q-tip and push it to the top as much as possible

Step 3: Bit tricky

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Weave in the fourth Q tip. This construction should be stable.

Step 4: The really tricky part

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Weave in the last q-tip. Hold everything down and in place while doing this. Note that the tips on the bottom left side must be reversed to lock the fifth Q-tip in place.
chuckstake1 month ago
nice and simple love it
aceammar1 year ago
creative
neo716651 year ago
We used to make "throwing stars" out of popsicle sticks like this when I was a kid. They would hit something then blow apart.
Very clever, and a fun way to use up Q-tips! thanks for posting.
This is great! I bet kids could learn some great dexterity skills doing this project and make some fun ornaments! Does it matter if you use paper or plastic q-tips?
I didn't even realize there are paper ones. Don't know how that works. Mine are plastic.
By paper, I mean like sucker sticks, and thanks for the clarification! I thought the plastic kind would be necessary but couldn't be sure. :)
you really need the thicker parts at the end. Drinking straws and such won't lock. They keep slipping away. Very annoying.